Law Schools And Law Firms: Seeking Common Ground

Law360, New York (March 21, 2017, 2:23 PM EDT) -- Over 50 years ago, the British scientist and novelist C.P. Snow examined — and decried — the rise of what he called the "two cultures."[1] My friend and sometimes-collaborator Nancy Rapoport and I recently used Snow's metaphor, which for him captured what he saw as an inability to communicate between communities of scientists and communities of literary intellectuals.[2] In our article, we posited two such obstacles: first, separate cultures have grown up around legal education and legal practice; and second, legal practice itself has migrated from one culture (professionalism) to another (commerce). Today, I want to review current efforts to overcome...

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